ALCAP hosts a prayer gathering at the Alabama State House to kickoff the 2022 legislative session.
Photo by Megan Chandler/The Alabama Baptist

ALCAP hosts prayer rally at Alabama State House to open legislative session

This morning (Jan. 11), Alabama Citizens Action Program hosted a rally on the steps of the Alabama State House in Montgomery to cover the 2022 regular session of the State Legislature in prayer. The legislative session officially began at noon and the prayer gathering started at 11:30 a.m.

“It was exciting to see the folks who turned out,” said Joe Godfrey, current president of ALCAP. “We were very encouraged. We don’t know what the future will be, but we are hopeful that this will become an annual event.”

The rally was organized by Greg Davis, ALCAP’s president-elect. Religious leaders from across the state led prayers over the three branches of Alabama’s government. Neal Hughes, director of missions for Montgomery Baptist Association, prayed for the executive branch; prayer for the legislative branch was led by Morris Johnson, pastor of Integrity Baptist Church in Hueytown; and Mark Berry, district superintendent of the Central Gulf Coast District Church of the Nazarene, prayed over the judicial branch.

“Today’s gathering was not about any political issue or to influence anyone, just to simply pray for the three branches of our government. We wanted to let the legislators know that we are praying for them,” Davis said. “We had a nice turnout of both elected officials and ministers.”

See more photos from the prayer gathering here.

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